A man was bitten by a suspected reef shark on Monday afternoon just south of the boat ramp in the coastal Pilbara town of Dampier.
Region of Western Australia
The Pilbara is a large, dry, thinly populated region in the north of Western Australia. It is known for its Aboriginal peoples; its ancient landscapes; the red earth; and its vast mineral deposits, in particular iron ore. It is also a global biodiversity hotspot for subterranean fauna.